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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi,


    I was looking at f-secure at it last updated at 13:26 today(my Current av)
    then i looked at antivir vdf history and last update was 4:04pm today.
    but yesterday it updated at 18:04.

    do av company's get lazy at weekends? or is it just that there is no threats that need protecting against

    i would like to know when the last kaspersky update was today?

    lodore
     
  2. Firecat

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    Well, analysts also need holidays like you and me. Besides, since most of the corporate customers of the AV companies don't work weekends, there is much lower need for very frequent or hourly updates. If there is an outbreak, an update is still released to cover the threat, since home users are indeed likely to get affected.
     
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    Well, from what i have noticed in the past, certain companies lay back on weekends and only update if something critical comes along.

    U can check here for that,

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34



    Steve
     
  4. lodore

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    thanks snowbound.
     
  5. beetlejuice69

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    In all reality most of the analysts can work right from their home. If any bad guys are sent out then most companies are right on top of it. No sweat, no worries...if ya got the right AV. ;)
     
  6. lodore

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    true lol
     
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    You're welcome. :)



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  8. the Tester

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    I don't know that I would call it "lazy".
    I notice that some a/v's don't update on weekends.Sometimes the occasional weekend update will appear with Vba32.
     
  9. lodore

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    the main thing was to get you to read the thread. but if there was malware realased at weekend would there be signitures realesed fast to protect against it?
     
  10. btman

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    I use Kaspersky, always hourly updates. I trust it :)
     
  11. lodore

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    well im getting KIS soon its better than having f-secure with slow scans and slows my pc down....
     
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    I don't doubt that Vba32 or any good antivirus would release an update on a weekend if a threat made it neccessary.
     
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    Hmmm.
    A case in point regarding weekend updates.
    Vba32 updated virus definitions today.
     
  14. Stefan Kurtzhals

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    Every serious AV company has a good outbreak detection system, using various sensors. And of course they will release updates as fast as possible, at every day, every time if something important comes up.
     
  15. lodore

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    thanks
     
  16. lodore

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    back to my original statment. i am running a kaspersky online scan and its found a virus and this is as far as i know the first virus in around 2 years. btw f-secure hasnt updated for 2 day so it could of get through during that time.
     
  17. Londonbeat

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    Hi Lodore

    What was the name of the virus, and where did it say it was found?, it may be an FP or in the system restore?

    Regards
     
  18. lodore

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    i dono the kaspersky online scan is still running 59percent.

    im gonna tell don at kaspersky forum the virus name when its done.
     
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    Keep us up to date and how you make out.
     
  20. lodore

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    Exploit.JS.ADODB.Stream.v that was found in temporty files by kaspersky online scanner

    i am about to empty the temporty files
     
  21. pykko

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    upload it to virustotal.com if you can to see the results. :)
     
  22. lodore

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    sorry i just emptyed tempory files.

    odlly when i scanned the file with f-secure it didnt find anything. but kaspersky online scan did.
     
  23. Londonbeat

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    Make sure you don't upload the results here though, they'll be removed in no time...
     
  24. Londonbeat

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    You said that your fsecure hadn't updated for a couple of days; kaspersky viruswatch says that particular exploit was only added to their database on 22/9/06 (friday) so your f-secure will probably have it in next update.
     
  25. lodore

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    ah thanks for the info i didnt know the exploit was new.

    thats why i done a kaspersky online scan because it updated today.

    so what i said to satart with was party true. f-secure should have protected against that explot this weekend instead of waiting till monday. and i guess they will protect against it on monday.

    i mean i did get lucky because the exploit didnt damage my pc but what if it was deadly and damaged my pc because f-secure didnt update?
    they always say about there fast response to updates so if the above happerned could i get them for false advertising?
     
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